WHAT THE RESULTS MEAN
What if a test is High Positive, Positive, Low Negative or Negative?
A High Positive or Positive test result means autoantibodies (how a body responds to cancer) have been detected at an elevated level. Your doctor may recommend additional testing such as imaging to determine if you have lung cancer.
A Low Negative or Negative test result does not mean you are cancer free because you’re still at high risk for lung cancer due to your risk factors. Your doctor will probably recommend a regular schedule of early detection assessments.
(1) American Cancer Society. The Lung Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients. 2008; version IV:7
(2) National Cancer Institute: Seer Cancer Statistics Review, 1973-2006